Tucker Carlson Returns & He Holds Nothing Back! - WATCH
Tucker Carlson on Tuesday released the first episode of his new show on Twitter, marking the return of his popular TV program after it was taken off the air at Fox News in April.
“Tucker on Twitter” is, for the time being, hosted on the social media platform to which the show owes its existence; after being removed from primetime lineup of Fox News, Carlson promised to bring his show back in some form on the internet.
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) June 6, 2023
The first episode of his new program focused on the consequences of the destruction of the Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine, with Carlson describing it as an “act of terrorism.” On Tuesday, part of the dam collapsed, as did a nearby hydropower plant. This event triggered significant flooding downriver, which forced Ukrainian and Russian emergency crews to evacuate thousands of people.
Out of the myriad of stories related to the destruction of the dam, Carlson chose to look at the accusations launched between Russia and Ukraine, as well as the largely uncritical stance adopted by “American media” towards the Ukrainian government’s accusations. In his characteristic style, Carlson noted the lack of interest and the hostility directed at anyone who is critical of the dominant narrative on this subject.
Carlson has promised to use his show to challenge the media’s orthodoxies, and he said he will keep the show on Twitter “as long as it remains a platform committed to free speech.”
The Fox News personality, meanwhile, is reportedly still in the middle of negotiating his exit with the network. Carlson, who was the highest-rated primetime host at Fox, went off the air suddenly in April after his last show.
For viewers who may have tuned in to Carlson’s show for the first time through his new Twitter show, Carlson assured them that “today, we’ve come to Twitter, which we hope will be the short-wave radio under the blankets. We’re told there are no gatekeepers here. If that turns out to be false, we’ll leave. But in the meantime, we are grateful to be here.”